Terri L. Bruksch is a partner and co-administrator of the Indianapolis Litigation Department of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. She also serves on the firm’s Management Committee.
Terri’s practice focuses on product liability litigation, including mass tort, toxic tort and drug and medical device defense work. She has skillfully guided Fortune 500 companies through complex business disputes and assisted companies with government investigations and internal compliance audits. Her extensive experience also includes representing businesses in arbitration forums, including the American Arbitration Association and the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Terri has been recognized on a national level by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” annually since 2012. The guide only recognizes 250 female litigators throughout the nation for this accolade. She has also been recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers since 2011.
As co-administrator of the Indianapolis Litigation Department, Terri has responsibilities for facilitating the practices of 75 attorneys and legal professionals, who collective have received the highest department ranking by Chambers USA. Her department represents businesses in controversies in all 50 states and before most of the U.S. federal courts, as well as before various international and multi-jurisdictional tribunals.
Outside of her formal practice, she is active in Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County, serving on its board of directors for more than five years. She was named to the honorary advisory committee for the Indiana Conference for Women since 2013. Terri recently joined the Community Advisory Board for the Nurse-Family Partnership in Marion County, Indiana, and the board of directors for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. She also is a member of the Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis Tiffany Circle.
Terri received her B.A. in history and philosophy cum laude from DePauw University and her J.D. magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law–Bloomington, where she was managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal.